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    THREE BELGIAN WOMEN WHO RISKED TORTURE AND DEATH AT THE HANDS OF THE NAZIS DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR TO HELP SHOT-DOWN BRITISH AIRMEN TO ESCAPE ARRIVED IN LONDON TODAY (THURSDAY).

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    THREE BELGIAN WOMEN WHO RISKED TORTURE AND DEATH AT THE HANDS OF THE NAZIS DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR TO HELP SHOT-DOWN BRITISH AIRMEN TO ESCAPE ARRIVED IN LONDON TODAY (THURSDAY). THE WOMEN, ALL BOLDERS OF THE GEORGE MEDAL FOR GALLANTRY, ARE IN BRITAIN AS GUESTS OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE ESCAPING SOCIETY.

    THE THREE WOMEN ARE MLLE ANDREE DE JONGH, MME ELVIRE DE GREEF, AND MME MICHELINE UGEUX. IN THE FILM, MLLE DE JONGH IS WEARING A DARK SUIT, MME DE GREEF A COLOURED DRESS, AND MME UGEUX A WHITE SUIT. THE HIGHLIGHT OF THEIR VISIT WILL BE A MEETING WITH PAST AND PRESENT MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE WHOM THEY SHELTERED AND HELPED TO ESCAPE.

    ALL THREE WOMEN WERE MEMBERS OF THE BELGIAN UNDERGROUND MOVEMENT DURING THE WAR. THEY'LL BE IN LONDON FOR FOUR DAYS. THE R.A.F. ESCAPING SOCIETY WAS FORMED TO RETAIN THE LINKS BETWEEN BRITISH AIRMEN SHOT DOWN OVER EUROPE DURING THE WAR, AND TO PROVIDE VISITS TO LONDON FOR THE PEOPLE OF GERMAN-OCCUPIED COUNTRIES IN EUROPE WHO HELPED THE AIRMEN ESCAPE BACK TO BRITAIN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADOJ1RZP5HO7CU0GHKIYJNKLRX
    Media URN:
    VLVADOJ1RZP5HO7CU0GHKIYJNKLRX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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